Join a committee!
Skagit Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers to serve on committees that are critical to the mission of the organization. You may not swing a hammer working on a committee, but your contribution will be an important part of empowering through shelter. Your involvement will transform lives.
Help us build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter.
- all skill levels are welcome
- no experience necessary — bring your enthusiasm!
Examples of committee work include: events, selecting Future Homeowners, and providing Homeowner Support. See full list below for more details.
The Family Selection Committee works with applicants to determine if they meet the established criteria for partnering with Skagit Habitat for Humanity. The Committee holds Family Selection Orientations, reviews applications for partnership, conducts interviews and recommends qualifying families or individuals to the Skagit Habitat Board of Directors for acceptance in our affordable home program. During the family selection process, which takes 3 months, the time commitment is approximately 7.5 hours per month.
The Family Support Committee guides Partner Families through the building process, provides education regarding homeownership (financial, home maintenance classes) and assists the family in making choices concerning the construction of their home. The Family Support Committee provides a one-on-one volunteer to guide a selected family through the Habitat building process. They also coordinate all Groundbreaking and Home Dedication ceremonies. The Committee meets once a month for 1.5 hours to strategize and plan; time commitment is approximately 3 hours per month.
The Fundraising Committee plans events to meet the fundraising goals of the affiliate. Committee members approach individuals and businesses seeking financial and "in-kind" gifts of material, labor, or support to help accomplish the fundraising goals. The Committee meets once a month for 1.5 hours to strategize and plan; time commitment is approximately 2 to 4 hours per month.
The Construction Committee proposes guidelines to the Board for the type of construction work that the affiliate will undertake, dealing specifically with house design criteria, materials, plans, energy-efficiency and cost estimates. They also work directly with the Construction Coordinator and Executive Director. Meets once a month at the build site; average commitment is 2 hours per month.
The Finance Committee reviews financials and makes decisions to educate the Board of Directors; creates yearly budgets, reviews profit and loss, construction budgets; estimates projected cash flows; employee valuations, wages and ensures our affiliate meets the standards for Habitat Quality Assurance, including annual tithes. The Committee meets once a month for 1 hour to strategize and plan; time commitment is approximately 2 to 3 hours per month.
The Store Advisory Committee members act as a sounding board for the Store Manager to discuss general Store situations and provide a forum for volunteer feedback, in addition to developing new community partnerships to procure donations of sell-able household items for the Store. The Committee meets once a month for 2 hours to strategize and plan; time commitment is approximately 3 hours per month.
Community Relations Committee -- Use your communication, writing skills and photography to share the great work of Skagit Habitat for Humanity with our community! Do you enjoy connecting people with meaningful opportunities?
The Community Relations Committee goal is to raise and maintain the community's awareness of SHFH’s mission and vision with Skagit County residents, businesses, faith groups and organizations. Sharing the mission includes educating and informing the public of ways that accurately reflect the mission, vision and image of our affiliate as well as Habitat for Humanity International. This is accomplished by: writing and submitting stories and articles for publications, social media, documenting events and construction through videography and photography, researching and engaging community opportunities for SHFH, scheduling speaking events with faith groups, businesses and organizations about our projects and mission. Meets once a month or as needed, commitment is approximately 1 to 3 hours per month; a large portion of the work can be performed off site/at home.
The goals of Habitat Helpers Committee is to ensure homeowners can live in safe and well-maintained homes, neighborhoods are revitalized, further connections are made in the greater Skagit community, and the affordable housing inventory is preserved. The Committee helps promote and educate our community about the needs of low income seniors, Veterans and disabled homeowners who struggle to maintain their homes. The Committee helps coordinate the execution of the project by securing monetary and material donations and volunteers to provide labor to complete the project. The Committee meets as needed to plan and strategize; additional commitment depends on projects scheduled.
Habitat Crafters -- Is Recycle, Reuse, and Repurpose in your DNA? Do you love “Pinterest” or “DIY”? Are you the crafter that can take a “Nothing” and make it into a “Something”? Do things dance in your head when you see that ugly something, that broken thing or that “What is that?” item and the first thing you think is “Hum….what could I make with that?”
Habitat Crafters take items from the Store and repurpose them to give Store shoppers ideas on the treasures they can find within. Meets approximately once a month to find treasures in the Store and share ideas.
If you’d like to learn more about serving on a committee, fill out and submit the form below or call our Volunteer Coordinator at 360.420.3649.